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Questionable knitting motives

As knitters, we have all been put upon by someone for knitted goods. They see you knitting a pair of socks and ask you to make them a pair, or see something you have knit yourself and decided that they would like one too. I usually just tell people that…

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The 3 levels of knitting and pet fur

Every knitter who has a furry pet struggles with pet hair in their knitting. When I was first starting out it really REALLY bothered me that there was all this cat hair in my knitting. I vacuumed, I swept, I washed the throws on the couches, but there was still…

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A HAND-y Tip for measuring your knitting

This post is going to be all about the lazy knitter, which I am. A teacher once told me that the tip of your index finger, from the last knuckle to the end, is approximately one inch. I measured my own and sure enough, it was one inch. This was…

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3 tips to untangle yarn SNAFU

Tips for Tangles Imagine this, you go to your LYS and there’s the perfect skein of yarn. I’m not talking beautiful color nice feel, I’m talking the holy grail of fricken yarns! There’s a soft angelic glow about it and choirs of children sing for effect. In a cloud of…

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